Lisa Corva

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When you tell a story, you mend things that are broken.

Friday, 29 June 2012 @08:13

"When you tell a story, you mend things that are broken"
(Karen Blixen)
When you tell a story, when you tell your story, you rewrite, you find a meaning, you find the un/visible thread.

Karen Blixen, born Isak Dinesen. Her memoir of her years in Kenya, "Out of Africa", became an Academy Award-winning movie in 1985: she and Meryl Streep, together, forever.

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Nothing is foverer, but everything is possible.

Friday, 22 June 2012 @07:52

"Nothing is foverer, but everything is possible"
(Peter Aspden)
And everything is possible, when I'm with you.

Thanks to Peter Aspden for his words on the Financial Times, admiring words for a work of art I long to see: Orbit, the new Babel Tower imagined in London by Anish Kapoor. I hope they both will forgive me if I see love everywhere.

Opposites attract – and then aggravate.

Friday, 15 June 2012 @08:13

"Opposites attract – and then aggravate"
(Joy Browne)
Or emulsionate?

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If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Friday, 8 June 2012 @10:15

"If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now"
(Marie Osmond)
I need training. I’m beginning now!

I love forgotten and self-ironic quotes by women and men of the past. Today’s wise Buongiorno is from an american actress. The marvellous wisdom of irony.

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Love, we must part now: do not let it be calamitous and bitter.

Friday, 1 June 2012 @09:04

"Love, we must part now: do not let it be
Calamitous and bitter. In the past
There has been too much moonlight and self-pity:
Let us have done with it: for now at last
Never has the sun more boldly paced the sky,
Never were hearts more eager to be free,
To kick down worlds, lash forests; you and I
No longer hold them; we are husks, that see
The grain going forward to a different use.

There is regret. Always, there is regret.
But it is better that our lives unloose,
As two tall ships, wind-mastered, wet with light,
Break from an estuary with their courses set,
And waving part, and waving drop from sight".
(Philip Larkin)

Yes, it is better that our lives unloose. To new horizons. The sea is calling, can you hear it?

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Lisa Corva

Yes, I write. Yes, I believe in the magic of words. That’s why you’ll find me here, every Friday: Lisa “globish”!

I believe in the magic of words, and I believe Piazza Unità in Trieste, where I was born, is the most romantic square in the world. (And yes, it’s in Italy, proudly facing the sea). I love roses in every form. And, of course, I do love my blog, expecially now that I can carry it around on my iPhone.